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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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INTD 1050 - Lighting Fundamentals

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on lighting fundamentals for residential and commercial interiors. It covers the four functions of light: task, accent, decorative, and ambient. Students apply problem-solving techniques to a variety of lighting scenarios. This course requires field trips to the “trade only” vendors during regular business hours.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): INTD 1020   and INTD 1040  with grades of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. lighting - types, sources, applications, limitations, measurements
  2. lighting and color
  3. lighting selection and specifications
  4. sustainable lighting options
  5. electrical codes and safety standards
  6. electrical floor plans
  7. lighting layout
  8. lighting illusions
  9. field trips

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. identify lighting types, sources, applications, and limitations.
  2. evaluate lighting measurements.
  3. specify appropriate lighting for specific situations.
  4. evaluate how color and behavior are affected by lighting.
  5. explore sustainable lighting options.
  6. incorporate course knowledge into lighting and electrical plans.
  7. write lighting specifications.
  8. demonstrate knowledge of lighting and electrical codes.
  9. draw reflected ceiling plans.
  10. identify aesthetic and human factors affecting lighting decisions.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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